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Developmental Care

Licensed clinical psychologists are trained to practically apply science and theory. They specialize in psychological challenges and disorders ranging from those experienced by young and growing minds and hearts to those appearing in adulthood. Dr. Farrow offers a full range of psychological services for teenagers and adults. 


Graduated UCLA in Psychobiology 

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Alliant University, CSPP-SD

Dr. Charles Farrow holds a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Alliant University. His private practice focuses on stress management, relationship issues, self-esteem, and adjusting to life’s most challenging situations. Dr. Farrow sees clients in his Rancho Peñasquitos office or via video. 

Dr. Farrow attended University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) for a BS in Psychobiology. He completed his doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the California School for Professional Psychology at Alliant University in San Diego, which is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). Dr. Farrow completed his clinical training at Scripps Mercy Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital in San Francisco, after completing his predoctoral training at the UCLA Developmental Disabilities Program, Aseltine School, Catholic Charities community center, and UCSD Head Injury Center. Dr. Farrow has published work on issues related to how emotions and cognition interrelate as well as on neuropsychology. Dr. Farrow has supervised doctoral students of the joint doctoral program at UCSD/SDSU and for Alliant University in San Diego. Dr. Farrow has instructed Developmental Psychology/Lifespan Development at the graduate level as well as Introduction to Theories of Intervention and the Psychology of Personality at the undergraduate level at Alliant University in San Diego. Dr. Farrow has been in private practice since 1992 and he has helped persons at various hospitals over the years including Alvarado Hospital Medical Center, Kindred Hospital San Diego, Rady Children’s Hospital - San Diego, Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego, Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital, and UCSD. He has presented on a host of topics including parenting strategies and helping family persons of various ages cope with a host of medical diagnoses such as cancer, cerebral-vascular accidents, acquired brain injury, as well as how to behaviorally control tic disorders. Dr. Farrow is a member of both the California Psychological Association (CPA) and the American Psychological Association (APA). Dr. Farrow has served the community through the San Diego chapter of the Jesuit Institute of Family Life International (JIFLiNET) (often as the coordinator/director) from 2005 through 2024. Dr. Farrow has also served the community through the board of DS Action (often in the Professional Advisory Committee) from 2008 through 2021. In addition to his work with executives and very high-functioning clientele, Dr. Farrow has provided clinical as well as personal volunteer services to under-served populations including poverty-level immigrants.

Services Provided

Dr. Farrow offers psychotherapy, and consultations. Psychotherapy will be tailored to the problems that are presented. This therapy will take the form of behavioral (Habit Reversal Therapy), CBIT, play therapy, gestalt or psychodynamic approach as indicated by the challenge or disorder that is being addressed. Consulting usually involves giving professional advice or services regarding matters in the field related to special knowledge or training.

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